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Daddy Duck

A Donald Duck Cartoon

Release Date : April 16, 1948

Running Time : 6:39

Synopsis

Donald plays daddy to a baby kangaroo.

Characters

Donald Duck
Joey the Kangaroo

Credits

Director
Jack Hannah
Animation
Phil Duncan
Bob Carlson
Tom Massey
Jack Boyd
Backgrounds
Thelma Witmer
Layout
Ernie Nordli
Story
Jack Cosgriff
Bob McCormick
Music
Oliver Wallace

Video

Italy
Paparino Disastri in Cucina
Paperino Piume Guai e Simpatia

DVD

United States
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald
Germany
Disney Treasures : Wave 7 : The Chronological Donald Volume 3
Bernard und Bianca im Kanguruland (Special Collection)
Bernard und Bianca im Kanguruland
Italy
The Rescuers Down Under
Canada
Walt Disney's Funny Factory with Donald
United Kingdom
The Rescuers Down Under

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 42: Goin' to the Zoo
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 6
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 25, 1956

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.

Comments

From Ryan : This is one of my favorite Donald shorts. It demonstrates how Donald can be as a parent (in this case to a baby kangaroo named Joey). After Donald signs a paper to adopt Joey, Joey drags Donald home. One part I find humorous is where Donald slips into his bear rug and fools Joey into believing that he is being attacked by a bear. Joey runs after the "bear" and starts pouncing on it. Other problems Donald has with the baby include the part when the baby eats some jam and Donald has to give him a bath. At the end, however, the adoption agency phones Donald and tells him that he should take a nap. Donald certainly is ready to take a nap after all that.
From Candy : I have always loved this cartoon for the great animation and the spunky character of Joey the kangaroo. I have always wondered about one scene in the cartoon. It almost looks like something has been edited out of it, but I can't be sure about it. There's a part in the cartoon where Joey is eating jam and Donald gets the phone call from the adoption agency telling him to give him a bath. The very next scene shows Joey standing in the corner, shaking his head "no" at Donald and giving him an angry look. It almost seems like there was another scene before this one, because we don't see how Joey got in the corner. He's mad at Donald, but the scene before this doesn't explain why he would be mad at him. So it seems like there was another scene before the one where he's shown standing in the corner. But it's not like I KNOW for sure that there was a scene that was cut out. There are many other cartoons that we know have been censored and edited for political reasons. I know that some cartoons have been edited because I've seen them on the Disney Channel back in the 80s when most of them weren't edited. If you've seen them in their original form you'd know if they've been cut. But there are some cartoons that have been edited long ago, and so few people have seen them in their original form. I'm just wondering if this cartoon, Daddy Duck, had another scene in it that has been edited out long ago and is now lost. I could be totally wrong about this. Maybe there's no edited scene. It just seems like there's something missing here. There's no transition scene from Donald talking on the phone to Joey standing in the corner. How did he get in the corner, and why is he there? It seems like there should be a scene before this one but it's not there. I bet something has been cut out, and it's been cut out a long time ago. I wonder if any Disney buffs out there know anything about it. Is there a missing scene or am I getting too wrapped up in details?
From Baruch Weiss : This is one of my favorite Donald cartoons. The kangaroo (appropriately named Joey) was very cute and I enjoyed the scene where Donald tricks Joey into thinking that a bear (which is actually his rug) into thinking the "Bear" ate him. A cute cartoon and recommended to all Disney fans.